Daily Bullets (July 8): Big 12 Days This Week, Pokes Win Lots of Close Games

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Thanks for stopping by – here’s your daily dose of Oklahoma State sports news. OSU Bullets • Big 12 media days is in Las Vegas tomorrow and Wednesday – 247 Sports’ McLain Baxley has five questions for the Cowboys (247 Sports) • Keeping up with OSU’s 2025 Wrestling recruiting class (PFB) • HCS is predicting the Pokes go 7-2 in Big 12 play, 10-2 overall – one of the big arguments against the Pokes is the expectation that they’ll lose some of the close games they won last year. The only unfortunate flaw in that argument is the Cowboys win a lot of those games. Mike Gundy is coming into another season where the expectations seem to be lagging, and this might be the weirdest case that we’ve seen in his 20 years in Stillwater. The Pokes, who 10-win team a season ago, are bringing back pretty much everyone and look very much like a Big 12 contender. [HCS] Win-Loss Record in single score games: Past 5 years Oklahoma St 20-10 West Virginia 16-9 BYU 16-11 Colorado 12-9 Houston 13-10 Texas Tech 14-11 Baylor 15-12 Cincinnati 10-9 Arizona 9-10 Utah 8-9 K-State 12-14 UCF 11-13 Arizona St 9-11 Kansas 9-11 TCU…